What kind of baking sheets do you use?
Whenever I follow a recipe and it says, "butter the cookie sheet", I never do. Why? you ask. It is because I have been using insulated, air bake, baking sheets for so many years now that I never butter or use parchment paper or any of that prepare the cookie sheets.
In fact, I have had these same sheets for so long and never have had to replace them. They clean so easily and don't get that brown/burned look either.
I'm actually afraid that if I return to regular non-stick sheets or the metal kind with parchment or silpat liners that my baked goods will not turn out the way that I like them.
I'm almost a little superstitious about it.
I want to try silpat or parchment liners but what if the cookies don't come out right. It always seems that I am baking for an occasion and I don't have time to mess it up. :) So, I guess if it isn't broke don't fix it. Bake on.